A bit of a short post Vancouver, but still important!
Binder – “glue” . With asphalt pavements, it is asphalt cement (see Monarch Paving Present Asphalt Speak Part 1). It may be modified to improve the properties of the asphalt.
Crumb Rubber – Asphalt rubber binding with a constancy between coffee grinds and peanut butter. Sounds delicious! I know some on the lower mainland that would try it
Hot Mix Asphalt (Asphalt Pavement) – A high quality, thoroughly controlled, engineered asphalt cement and mixing it with aggregates (see Monarch Paving Presents: Asphalt Speak Part 1)
Hot Mix Asphalt Overlay – one or more courses (layers) of Hot Mix Asphalt over existing asphalt. At Monarch Paving we use this technique to do quick, inexpensive fixes all over the greater Vancouver area. From Langley to Squamish and everywhere in between!
Starting this up Vancouver!
Aggregate: Gravel, crushed rock or sand used in pavement applications either by itself or mixed with asphalt.
Asphalt: also referred to as bitumen. It is a sticky, black, thick liquid. It is a semi-solid version of petroleum. It can be found naturally or manufactured.
Asphalt Cement: the “glue” in the asphalt mixture. It comes from crude oil.
Asphalt Pavement (hot mix asphalt): Made by heating asphalt cement and mixing it with aggregates (see aggregate)
Asphalt Plant or Asphalt Facility: A manufacturing facility that produces asphalt.
Asphalt Rubber Binder: Recycled, ground tire rubber. It is added to conventional asphalt cement.
At Monarch Paving we use all of our knowledge and expertise to serve you. We provide knowledge of asphalt and paving as well as maintenance and repair. For a full list of services, check out our website: http://www.monarchpaving.ca/asphalt_paving_services.html
Another of the great services we have to offer!
A little video demonstrating one of the many services we offer at Monarch Paving.
Potholes are caused by surface heating and cooling. The surface becomes weak and heavy traffic travels over it. It continues to wear away creating a pothole. Most cities including Vancouver, Burnaby, the North Shore and Coquitlam all have the policy of paving potholes with asphalt. This creates a quick, effective fix. The paving of potholes is necessary in keeping vehicles in running condition and to keep traffic flowing. This is just another way asphalt paves a cost effective solution to the city and surrounding area.